Bringing Light to Motherhood: Perinatal Mental Health Certificate Training


Description
The Bringing Light to Motherhood training is comprised of 7 independent modules, including video recordings and additional supplemental reading, covering:
(1) Risk Factors and Prevalence,
(2) Symptoms and Diagnoses,
(3) Screening and Assessment,
(4) Attachment and Bonding,
(5) Interventions,
(6) Treatment Plans, and
(7) Psychopharmacological Considerations.

In this course, participants will hear from various experts in the field of perinatal mental health who will provide foundational training and information on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs). Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) occur in approximately 1 in 7 birthing people, 1 in 3 Black birthing people, and 1 in 10 fathers and partners. The effects can become chronic and pervasive when left unaddressed and unsupported. This training is designed to offer a beginning understanding of perinatal mental health issues to assist any provider serving the birthing community in better supporting their unique needs.

Learning Objectives include:
1) Recognize and describe symptoms of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
2) Differentiate between a normal range of emotional and behavioral changes that may occur when pregnant or postpartum (including baby blues) and perinatal mental health disorders.
3) Identify risk factors, comorbid conditions and additional considerations for rule out during differential diagnosis.
4) Administer screening and assessment tools with pregnant and postpartum birthing people.
5) Identify the facets of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) study and their implications for perinatal mental health.
6) Explain how parent/child attachment may be impacted by perinatal mental health.
7) Identify what protective factors may play a role in the treatment and care of a family with a history of trauma.
8) Identify and explain the four Ps: Predisposing, Precipitating, Perpetuating, Protective and their implications during the course of treatment planning.
9) Apply the basics of effective intervention and utilize resources for informed care.
10) Name 3 evidence based interventions recommended for perinatal mental health disorder treatment.
11) Review basic guidelines for medication use during pregnancy and postpartum, including the four areas of informed consent.
12) Explain the importance of individualized care planning and name 2 recommendations for implementation.

Bringing Light to Motherhood is an approved certificate course (the full 14-hour foundational training requirement) for Postpartum Support International's Certification in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C).

CONTINUING EDUCATION

This course meets the qualifications for 12 hours of continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, LEPs, and psychologists as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and California Board of Psychology. Community Partners FBO Maternal Mental Health NOW is the sponsor of continuing education for this learning module and is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Community Partners FBO Maternal Mental Health NOW as the sponsor maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Please follow-up with your licensing board directly to confirm if these credits will apply in your state. We are NOT currently approved to offer continuing education for medical providers such as RNs, MDs, etc.
Content
  • Photo Montage
  • Introduction
  • Section 1
  • Module 1 Introduction
  • Course Logistics
  • Learning Objectives
  • Speak Up When You're Down PSA
  • Introduction - Who is Impacted
  • Who Is Impacted
  • Introduction - Impact of PMADs
  • Impact of PMADs
  • Introduction - Causes of PMADs
  • Causes of PMADs
  • Introduction- Risk Factors & Prevalence
  • Risk Factors & Prevalence
  • Introduction - Module 1 Summary
  • Module 1 Summary
  • Introduction - Module 1 Assessment
  • Module 1 Assessment- Risk Factors & Prevalence
  • Section 2
  • Module 2 Introduction
  • Ellie's Story
  • Introduction - Baby Blues, Anxiety & Depression During Pregnancy
  • Baby Blues, Anxiety & Depression During Pregnancy
  • Introduction - Postpartum Depression
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Introduction - Postpartum Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Postpartum Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Introduction - Bipolar Disorder, Panic Disorder & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder, Panic Disorder & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Introduction - Postpartum Psychosis
  • Postpartum Psychosis
  • Introduction - Pregnancy Denial
  • Pregnancy Denial
  • Introduction - Module 2 Summary
  • Module 2 Summary
  • Introduction - Module 2 Assessment
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Section 3
  • Module 3 Introduction
  • Learning Objectives
  • Olivia's Story
  • Introduction - Who, What, Where, When & Why
  • Who, What, Where, When & Why
  • Introduction - Screening Tools - PHQ9 & Edinburgh 3
  • Screening Tools - PHQ9 & Edinburgh 3
  • Introduction - Assessment of Suicidal Risk
  • Assessment of Suicidal Risk
  • Introduction - Reproductive & Medical History
  • Reproductive & Medical History
  • Introduction - Mental Health
  • Mental Health
  • Introduction - Cultural Considerations, Social Support, Strengths & Self Care
  • Social Support, Cultural Considerations, Social Support & Self Care
  • Introduction - Family & Trauma History
  • Family & Trauma History
  • Introduction - Summary
  • Summary
  • Introduction - Module 3 Assessment
  • Module 3 Assessment - Screening & Assessment
  • Section 4
  • Module 4 Introduction
  • Learning Objectives
  • Irene's Story
  • Introduction - Understanding Attachment
  • Understanding Attachment
  • Introduction - Developing the Attachment Relationship
  • Developing the Attachment Relationship
  • Introduction - The Still Face Experiement
  • Still Face Experiment
  • Introduction - Dysregulation & Repair
  • Dysregulation & Repair
  • Introduction - Module 4 Summary
  • Summary
  • Introduction - Module 4 Assessment
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Section 5
  • Module 5 Introduction
  • Learning Objectives
  • Martha's Story
  • Introduction - Empathy Practice
  • Empathy Practice
  • Introduction - Foundations for Successful Interventions
  • Foundations for Successful Interventions
  • Introduction - What Works
  • Interventions Part 1: What Works
  • Introduction - Therapeutic Goals
  • Interventions Part 1: Therapeutic Goals
  • Introduction - Therapeutic Models of Care
  • Interventions Part 1: Therapeutic Models of Care
  • Transition slide - Intervention Tools
  • Interventions Part 1: Cognitive Reframing, IPT, SFT
  • Introduction - Dyadic Interventions
  • Interventions Part 1: Dyadic Interventions
  • Introduction - Breastfeeding Considerations
  • Interventions Part 1: Breastfeeding Considerations
  • Introduction Module 5 Assessment- Symptoms & Diagnoses
  • Module 5 Assessment - Interventions Part 1
  • Section 6
  • Module 6 Introduction
  • Learning Objectives
  • Nadege's Story - part 1
  • Developing the Treatment Plan
  • Introduction - Module 6 Assessment
  • Module 6 Assessment - Interventions Part 2
  • Section 7
  • Introduction to Module 7
  • Learning Objectives & Introduction - When to Consider Medication
  • Nadege's Story - Part 2
  • Disclaimer
  • When to Consider Medication
  • Introduction - Antidepressants as Treatment for PMADs
  • Antidepressants as Treatment for PMADs
  • Introduction - Medication Guidelines & Breastfeeding Implications
  • Medication Guidelines & Breastfeeding Implications
  • Introduction- Summary of Module 7
  • Summary
  • Introduction to Module 7 Assessment - Medical and Biological Interventions
  • Assessment Module 7
  • Certification Training Conclusion
  • Course Evaluation
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed